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U.S.-North Korea Talks Set to Take Place in Vietnam

Steps toward denuclearization still need to take place

Plans for an upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea were released on Sunday, detailing that President Trump and Kim Jong-un would be meeting in Vietnam in February. The president said on Twitter that he had made, “tremendous progress … with North Korea,” and that he was, “looking forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at end of February!” The meeting will continue the work of the Trump Administration to take away the nuclear capabilities of North Korea in exchange for the lifting of U.S. sanctions on the country.

Last week, Vice President Pence described the relationship with North Korea as still needing more work to be done, as most of the steps towards denuclearization had not taken place yet. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also made it clear in an interview on Sunday that the White House wants “to reduce that risk, reduce North Korea’s capacity to build out their [nuclear] program.”

Sources: The Hill, Bloomberg, AP
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For President Trump to have wisdom and guidance as he talks with Kim Jong-un in February.
  • For Secretary Pompeo as he is planning the summit to be used by God to create a safe and constructive environment for discussion.
  • For Vice President Pence to help facilitate open communication between the U.S. and North Korea.